Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

The Sound & The Fury Playlist for September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18, 2022 |




*Only Living Witness~December

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket

*BTBAM~Memory Palace

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

*Otep~Run For Cover


*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Robot Stop

   *****1 AM*****


*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey


*Sword~Stoned Again

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

*Type O Negative~In Praise Of Bacchus

*Humble Pie~30 Days In The Hole

**King Buffalo~Firmament

*Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf

*Megadeth~A Tout Le Monde

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~A Ghost Took My Homework   (Pike 171)

*Buckethead~A Man Visits Museum

*Buckethead~Birds & Ladders

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

**God Is An Astronaut~From Dust To The Beyond

   *****3 AM*****

**My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

**Fascination Alleyway~Disappearing Into Tomorrow +1  p122

**Smith/Kotzen~Got A Hold on Me  (Live)

**Motorhead~The Chase Is Better Than The Catch  (Live)

**Motorhead~America  (Live)

**Held Hostage~Chaos   (Live)

**Dio~Neon Knights  (Live)

**Dio~Naked In The Rain  (Live)

*Earthless~Electric Flame  (Live)

*Motorlord~Three Queens

   *****4 AM*****

*Elder~The Knot

*Steppenwolf~Monster/Suicide/America (Medley)


*Warrior Soul~I See The Ruins

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

*Wo Fat~Enter The Riffian

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~For Victory

*Manowar~Metal Daze

   *****5 AM*****

**My Sleeping Karma~Avatara

*Genesis~The Musical Box

*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151


*Neil Merryweather~Hollywood Blvd.

*Mother Love Bone~Bone China

*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You